Workplace Coach

By now you know that a federal court ruling has temporarily put the federal Department of Labor (DOL)’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules on hold. These rules raise the minimum...

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Question: I am an Admin. Manager that oversees two departments — one of which is Accounts Payable. In July I received a statement showing we owed $150 for an invoice in...

Can bullies in Alaska workplaces hide behind the fact that there’s no state law against bullying? According to contemporary thought, bullying isn’t illegal unless you work in California (which has a...

We frequently get asked:  “Do you do reference checks?” or “How do you do reference checks?” This is going to be a very short answer to what can be a complicated...

Question: I run a fast-growing venture development company and depend on a team of hard-charging managers who develop new business opportunities. All are hard-headed type-A personalities. They regularly travel together on...

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act and overtime...

Are you minding your P’s and Q’s?  Check here. We have received a number of inquiries seeking information about an employer’s ability to request medical information.   Employees are given forms asking...

Richard brings with him twenty years of trial experience representing the California Department of Transportation and its engineers; three years in the legal field of environmental remediation; nine years of criminal...